Mimijumi Bottles Adventure Ends & Need Night Breast Feeding Advice

Katie and I’s Mimijumi bottle adventure has now ended. I am waving my white flag and have given into the fact that my baby just won’t take a bottle. We are the 3% of babies that will not take a Mimijumi bottle. I’m sad, but now at peace with the fact that I will have to continue to be breast feed her for at least the next 6 months.

So breast-feeding mama’s, how do you do it? Really? I need your help.

With Isabelle, I stop breastfeeding her at 4 months. Personal decision. She did take a bottle on and off prior to that, so it was an easy transition for us. However, we did have to sleep train Isabelle at 6 months, because it took us at least 45 minutes of rocking, singing, walking, soothing, swaddling… and then she would get up 45 minutes late. I went mad. I couldn’t live like that anymore. We did the SleepEasy Solution (a version of crying it out) method and haven’t looked back.

Katie is now 4 months old. I don’t think she’ll need a CIO, BUT I need to stop these night feeds. Katie is co-sleeping with one of us every night. My husband takes the first shift and I take the second. When she sleeps with my husband, I can get 4 hour stretch of sleep at a time, but with me, we’re up every 1.5 – 2.5 hours to feed. I don’t think she needs to feed, it is more of a sleep association. How do I stop this?

Please help!

 

4 comments

  1. I think it’s just patience right now. I know it’s tough but it will just take time. I always whipped out the boob for both kids. Nathan slept through the night at 3 months (so lucky) and Jackson only slept through the night at 9 months but I continued to breastfeed until I felt it was awkward because of their size and their biting ability (ouch). So if you are comfortable feeding Katie to soothe her, I would keep doing it. Have you tried breastfeeding while laying sideways? It’s the best and works great for night feeds.

    1. I have tried feeding her sideways, but I think my breastfeeding ninja skills need some work. Sometimes she gets up after a feeding like that, so now I’m paranoid and pull her up to the pillow.

  2. If she doesn’t need a full feed but does like to nurse herself back to sleep, i’d do what the PP suggested and nurse her sideways while you sleep. I’ve known many a mama save herself from going batty with exhaustion this way. Also, she might be too young for night weaning at 4 months old, especially if she’s breastfed. You can totally do this! mind over matter!

  3. Wish I had a solution, I stopped nursing at 19 months for each child but none of my kids slept through the night until age 3-4…Once of them is almost 20 months now so he is still waking up through the night and probably will until he reaches 3-4 as well….Hope it gets better for you.

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